Halloween Movies - Found Footage

Halloween Watchlist 2019 – Found Footage

In my first installment of this year’s Halloween Watchlist, I recommended some horror films that were more lighthearted and funny, and also mentioned my love of found footage horror movies – good or bad. And that list even had a found footage movie on it: “Bad Ben.” So this week’s list is all about my favorite […]

House That Inspired “The Conjuring” May Soon Welcome Investigators

On June 21, 2019, Cory and Jennifer Heinzen closed on a three bedroom Cape Cod located in Harrisville, Rhode Island. According to Zillow, the 19th century home built in 1836 with three bedrooms, 2 baths and a roomy 3,109 square feet sold for $439,000. In addition to a fireplace, forced air heating and a partially […]

Ghost Hunter Claims to Film Queen Elizabeth I Apparition

Compelling evidence of the paranormal is extremely hard to come by. Most evidence falls into one of two categories: way too good to ever be true, or so vague/faint/fuzzy that nobody can rally even identify it. The “too good to be true”variety is usually the work of clever (or sometimes not so clever) hoaxers. And […]

Paranormal Activity Blamed for Abuse of Patients

Many paranormal investigators believe that hauntings can be caused by trauma suffered by people who lived in the past. The theory goes that the people who suffered these tragedies cannot “move on” to the afterlife, and thus are stuck here on Earth, doomed to forever answer questions and demands such as “is there anybody here […]

Woman Sees Ghost on Baby Monitor

There really is no money to be made as a paranormal investigator. But if I had a nickel for every time I had to explain to someone that the orb they captured in a photo or video was just a piece of dust, I could have retired comfortably about 5 years ago. And the only […]

Ghostly hitchhiker in Japan taxi

Japanese Taxi Drivers Reporting Ghostly Fares

The “Vanishing Hitchhiker” is one of the most popular ghost stories/urban legends out there, and for me, probably the first real ghost story I ever read about. There are many variations of the story, but it usually involves a good samaritan driving along a deserted stretch of road at night, and coming across a hitchhiker, […]

Willow Creek found footage

Movie Review: Willow Creek

Willow Creek Written & Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait I generally shy away from reviewing works of fiction here on the blog, but I had to make an exception in this case, mainly due to the subject matter: a found footage Bigfoot film. One of my guilty pleasures is watching found footage horror movies. I loved […]

Movie Review: Grave Encounters

Last night, while sifting aimlessly through Netflix, I discovered  “Grave Encounters” by The Vicious Brothers. This is one of your run o’ the mill “found footage”/”mockumentary” horror flicks. The whole “no guys…this is REALLY REALLY REAL footage that we REALLY FOUND!” is a kitsch that only the most witless of horror viewers would fall for. […]

“Ghost Adventures” Host Zak Bagans Buys Alleged Demon House

The big news today is that Zak Bagans, host of the Travel Channel show Ghost Adventures, has bought a home in Indiana that is supposedly inhabited by demons. Apparently, all sorts of paranormal happenings have occurred here, from footsteps to levitations and even a possessed child climbing the walls backwards. All sorts of people are […]

Pennsylvania House for Sale, Only Slightly Haunted

So this story has been making the rounds on the interwebs lately. Apparently there is a house for sale in Pennsylvania, and the current owner is describing it as “slightly haunted.” Footsteps, taps, and a “barely noticeable” scream occurring at 3:13am are just some of the types of paranormal activity in the home, according to the […]